Hey everyone. I have been working on a 1919 Model T Roadster with my dad. Its finally running but we still need to find a body and wood kit. The two bodies that we have are really rough and we would like to find a good one. If there is anyone that has one and wants to sell it let me know. The wood kit we can make ourselves but a lot of time the bodies will have it in them. We have quite a bit of original wood to piece together but need the skeleton inside the cab still. We already have a turtle shell for the back that is in new condition so really only need the body. Let me know what you have and prices. Call/text/email me anytime. Ignore the email address name lol
Don’t forget that you can also restore the chassis and put a temporary body on the chassis – such as a low cost speedster body, cut off touring body (they tend to sell for less than a roadster body) wooden open pickup body. Check out the photos at:
Also note that at some point the low cowl roadsters switched to the top rest coming out of the side of the roadster body rather than down from the top of the seat. See: http://modelthaven.com/22r.html and look at the top rest support. (You might also ask Mark if he has a 1915-1920ish roadster body) Verses the top rest support that comes down from the top of the front seat. See: http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/80257/87388.html that shows the roadster body bracket but does NOT have the “L” shaped bracket attached to the body.
Also see http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/80257/103781.html at least two other folks working on 1919 roadsters are mentioned there.
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thanks for ur help...if u can think of anymore ideas let me know..I just talked to my dad and I think we want to stick with the roadster body...also if anyone has a wood kit that is for sale we are willing to buy that since we don't really don't have much wood working tools...thanks
you guys can call me anytime if u come up with something
i'm on the same quest if i find plans, pics, drawings or anything else i'll pass them along let me know if you turn up anything - thanks
For information on Wood Kits please see:
Classic Wood at 1006 Raleigh St, Greensboro, NC 27405 ph 336-691-1344. They have been advertising wood kits for years. Same folks -- but their old area code was different - the number listed above worked a couple of years ago. Positive comment at: http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/6/1522.html
http://fordwood.com/ Chuck and Judy Cubel -- they have been doing this for a long time and they have a kit that will fit your car. They also have great drawings that will help you understand how much wood there is. Excellent information. For most of the wood kits there will be a wait to receive it. Some discussion about the wait: http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/118802/174910.html
some other good links in addition to the one above.
Also some of the vendors carry wood kits. See Langs etc.
Wrong year 1924-25 but they probably have the one for 1919 also see:
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I have found that Classic wood may or may not make T wood kits for the 17-22
Model T's. I know thats not a good answer but the wood kits they do make are for the low cowl cars that started in 22-23. The wood for these cars may be a little different in some places than the earlier straight winshield cars. They may be some question about exact dateing when Ford started making the change from the straight winshield black Touring and Roadsters to the newer "low cowl" cars. I would consider this before ordering to know which car you have.
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